Nadal: nobody has had to retire with what I have

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  1. sarmpas

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    'Attrition' is Nadal's comfort zone most of the time which exacerbates his knee problems. Muzza, Djoko and especially Federer can rip winners without it looking like a huge physical effort as it seems to be for Nadal.
     
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  2. Crisstti

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    Wouldn't be of much use to prepare for the AO.
     
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  3. veroniquem

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    It's not like Nadal has a choice since everything on the pro tour is played on hard court except for 3 months a year. It's not because Nadal has to play on hard court that he has to like it. If he elicits to stay on the tour, he has to try and tackle hard courts regardless of his preferences. It doesn't mean he cannot state said preferences. He has every right to speak up his mind (especially since more surface variety would be beneficial for the tour in the future.)
     
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  4. ruerooo

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    When and where did you ever read/hear him say something like this ...??
     
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  5. Mike Sams

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    If Nadal says hardcourts should be removed, what surface does he suggest that the AO and USO be played on, exactly?
     
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  6. sureshs

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    The same surfaces they were played on before.
     
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  7. Mustard

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    It would be great. The 2003 Davis Cup final between Australia and Spain was held at the Rod Laver Arena on a grass-court.
     
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  8. RF20Lennon

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    The debate here is miles better than the obama-romney one tonight!!!
     
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  9. Talker

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    They can speed up the courts so Nadal doesn't have to grind as much, the slowing down of the courts probably hurts him more than the courts being hard.
     
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  10. Sentinel

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    So you mean Nadal wants grass for all slams ? Real grass ?

    Or do you want grass with clay underneath, that plays like clay by the second week ?
     
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  11. TMF

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    He complained about the blue clay, which doesn't suit his game.

    However he didn't complain about the red clay Monte Carlo when two players severely injured themselves.
     
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  12. Crisstti

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    He complained about the lack of traction in the Madrid clay. A failure that was admitted by the very tournament organizers. Madrid has never suit his game much.

    And he did say something about what happened in Montecarlo.
     
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  13. cknobman

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    Wow everyone sub-quotes me on my calling Nadal out on wanting to remove hard courts from the game but conveniently fails to read this in my post:

    "I can’t pretend not to play on hard courts when two of the Slams are on hard courts, but there is a mistake "with our game," Nadal said. “You don’t watch footballers playing on a hard surface, or basketball players, those sports with rapid movements. It’s not going to change for me and my generation. Hard courts are very negative for the body. I know the sport is a business and creating these courts is easier than clay or grass, but I am 100 percent sure it is wrong. I may have to play more on clay than before, but there aren’t that many options." source: http://www.tennis.com/news/2012/09/rafa-more-hard-courts-100-percent-wrong/39557/#.UG2fz03A85x
     
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  14. RF20Lennon

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    So in other words I can't slide, run around and go crazy on cement because it hurts my knee so it's very negative.
     
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  15. Gorecki

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    clouseau would be proud...
     
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